OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

A New Year, A Continuing Eruption

 

Mount Sinabung, a volcano located on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, is still erupting.

 

sinabung map

 

As one of the 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, its current eruption started in September 2013 and has since erupted over several times a day. The initial eruptions of ash and lava have escalated into pyroclastic flows that have stretched kilometers out from the flanks of the volcano.